Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the twentieth century. He followed the family tradition and centuries-old Japanese craft of woodblock printmaking, adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art. Together, father and son traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching the people and places around them.
Although Yoshida's prints span a wide range of subjects, he is most well known for his lovely portrayals of everyday life in Japan and the beautiful countryside. His works often include the human element, adding a sense of scale and a personal quality to his remarkable landscapes. Softly colored and masterfully composed, Toshi Yoshida's evocative woodblock prints capture the beauty of Japan in his own unique style.
Comments - Striking view of Mt. Tsubakuro or Tsubakurodake in the early morning. The rugged mountains are shadowed in deep tones of blue, with paler shades in the clouds drifting just above the peaks. Overhead, warm tones of peach and orange fill the sky as the sun rises, creating a lovely contrast with the cool colors of the landscape. A terrific design.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 5/8" x 14 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.